Join Michael Dal Maso for an evening of communal fine dining as he put his 10+ years in professional kitchens to work on an elegant 6-course seasonal tasting menu that fuses rustic Italian flavours with French techniques, Canadian ingredients and more than a few unique twists.
This meal takes its whimsical inspiration of Il Ladro Sporco (the dirty thief) from the rabbit, the thief of the garden, served up along with everything we found him trying to steal in the garden that day.
Amuse bouche – rabbit liver pâté with pickled tomato & goat cheese
Wild mushroom gnocchi in a mushroom pureé, with lardons, cheese curds, truffle oil and creme fraiche, with a maple syrup gastrique
Mixed garden salad in a classic olive oil and white wine vinaigrette
Il Ladro Sporco: Ballotine of rabbit stuffed with pancetta, spinach, ricotta and garden vegetables
Charred carrots, mashed peas and wilted greens in reduced cream
Sorbet shot of grappa and limoncello with rosemary
Deconstructed black forest cake with tonka bean ice cream
Michael Dal Maso is a local cook who has spent the better part of a decade working in some of the best (and worst) kitchens Toronto has to offer. After being an original member of the Byblos opening team, and cutting his teeth at other such locations as NAO and Patria, Michael is happy to be with the team at Oliver & Bonacini.
Every weekend The Depanneur invites a guest chef to host a fun, informal dinner party.